The Diverge E5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work, take the long way home, and hit some fire roads on the weekend.
With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tyres with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tyre clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed an E5 Premium Aluminium frame that’s plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.
Next up, we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—Open Road Geometry. We know what you’re thinking, “it’s just another marketing term,” but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole, you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimetre lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.
To add to its multifaceted talents, we topped this Diverge off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders, so it’s equally adept at long trips as it is to short rides to the local brewery. The Diverge E5 Elite frame is topped off with Shimano Claris shifting, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and ultra-strong Axis Sport Disc wheels that are cased in fast-rolling Espoir Sport tires.
|CHAIN||KMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed|
|CASSETTE||Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Claris, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Claris, long cage, 8-speed|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware|
|STEM||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|REAR WHEEL||Axis Sport Disc|
|INNER TUBES||700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TYRE||Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm|
|REAR TYRE||Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||Axis Sport Disc|
|FRONT BRAKE||Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm|
|FORK||Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|FRAME||Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||524mm||532mm||549mm||561mm||575mm||589mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°|
|Head Tube Angle||70.8°||71°||71.9°||72.5°||72.5°||72.8°|
|Seat Tube Length||405mm||440mm||473mm||500mm||525mm||555mm|
|Head Tube Length||125mm||130mm||143mm||163mm||190mm||213mm|
|Bike Standover Height||712mm||734mm||761mm||783mm||810mm||837mm|
|Fork Length, Full||390mm||390mm||390mm||390mm||390mm||390mm|